Growing vegetables



Growing veg is easy if you know which common mistakes to avoid. But it can be disappointing your lovingly planted seeds don’t turn into tasty vegetables. So if you’ve been discouraged when your beans, salads, carrots and courgettes failed to come up, then this is the video for you. I’ve made every major mistake when growing veg – but you don’t have to! Watch this before planting your first seeds and improve your home harvest.

Videos, blog posts and books to help you grow the best vegetables:
Liz Zorab from Byther Farm: Homesteader Liz shows you which seeds to plant in March – this has good general seed sowing advice too. https://youtu.be/04_clyRlnzM

Self Sufficient Me: 8 Fast Growing Vegetables You Can Grow At Home In A Hurry – good clear information and straight to the point: https://youtu.be/CgG7XLK4RA0

Epic Gardening – 9 Survival Gardening Crops to Grow in a Post Apocalyptic World. Kevin from Epic Gardening focusses on urban vegetable gardening, with consistently good advice: https://youtu.be/ysKFLtixxlc

Lovely Greens – Grow A Rapid Response Victory Garden – starting a veg garden as a response to Covid-19. Tanya from Lovely Greens also does good tutorials on bee keeping, making soap from plants in your garden and more: https://youtu.be/bf1Cnremoxg

Charles Dowding – the guru of the no dig/no till movement here in the UK : No Dig Explained in 3 Minutes: https://youtu.be/VJhGIrqKs1k

Gardening Made Easy with Sean James Cameron. Plants and sows vegetables by moon cycles, known as lunar gardening, plus general allotment advice. Here is planting potatoes ‘by the moon.’ https://youtu.be/z45iN1GwHJY

Huw Richards – 7 Simple Steps for Your First Raised Bed. Helpful information – even if you already have raised beds, you may find this useful: https://youtu.be/zmefXs8GaXc

Blog posts by veg growing bloggers
Grow Like Grandad on why growing veg at home is important during the coronavirus scare and how to start with easy veg: https://www.growlikegrandad.co.uk/allotment/sowing-growing-allotment/why-dig-for-victory-is-vital-in-2020-growyourownaforcorona.html

Tips on fast growing vegetables from The Teabreak Gardener:https://www.teabreakgardener.co.uk/the-self-isolaters-guide-to-quick-growing-vegetables/

Good books for first time veg growers:
Huw Richards Veg in One Bed and Grow Food For Free. Huw Richard’s two books make vegetable growing very clear. Grow Food For Free is very useful if you want to keep costs down. It’s very easy to let the excitement of growing vegetables turn into a shopping experience!
Grow Food For Free: https://amzn.to/2UOOnyy
Veg in One Bed: https://amzn.to/3bvAETQ

The RHS Step by Step Veg Patch – A Foolproof Guide to Every Stage of Growing Fruit and Veg: https://amzn.to/3bDGvXr
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